Island News

Port Blair, 23 Sep 2016/--/Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) celebrated Haifa Mukti Day on 23rd September 2016, with a seminar on "World Peace: Significance of Indo-Israel friendship". This day is...
Port Blair, 23 Sep 2016/--/The  Lt Governor of A&N Islands, Prof Jadish Mukhi, today flagged off a special train named ‘Panchnud Pinddan Express’ at Safdarjang Railway Station, New Delhi as the chief guest. The...
Port Blair, 23 Sep 2016/--/Lt Governor, Prof Jagdish Mukhi called on Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar at New Delhi on 22nd September 2016 and discussed the issue of opening of...

West Bengal & Other States

Kalimpong, 23 Sep 2016/--/In a stern warning to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government would not tolerate any attempt to foment trouble in the Darjeeling hills. "Whenever there is an election, they talk of violence and bandhs. We will...
Kolkata, 23 Sep 2016/--/Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has written to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee giving her consent to accept the "Banga Bibhusan" award from the state government. "I am deeply overwhelmed by the letter of Lata Mangeshkar ji, just received, conveying her kind...

Sports News

Dhaka, 1 Sep 2016/--/Former West Indies paceman Courtney Walsh has agreed a three-year deal to become specialist bowling coach with the Bangladesh team, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. Walsh...
Lauderhill, 1 Sep 2016/--/BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said the Cricket Board has put on hold plans of hosting a 'mini IPL' in the USA, with T20 Internationals being seen as the preferred platform to reach out to...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 20 Sep 2016/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung today said the the first stage of the new agitation for statehood would be held in the Darjeeling hills and in Delhi, implying there were no immediate...
DARJEELING, 20 Sep 2016/--/The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, better known as Darjeeling zoo, is set to increase its residents by bringing in a pair each of the Takin (of the bovine family) and Binturong (...
DARJEELING, 19 Sep 2016/--/Relations between the Jan Andolan Party and the hill Trinamool Congress seem to have taken a slide ahead of the municipality election,  with JAP president Harka Bhadur Chhetri today saying his...

National News

Uri/Islamabad, 23 Sep 2016/--/Two maps depicting the general topography of Uri were recovered from the four terrorists who stormed into an Army camp here even as the army intensified efforts to identify the exact...
Kozhikode/New Delhi, 23 Sep 2016/--/The Uri terror attack loomed large as the BJP National Executive met today ahead of the two-day National Council meeting starting from Saturday amidst demands for tough action against...

Business News

Kolkata, 23 Sep 2016/--/Kolkata recorded a 12% Y-o-Y growth in jobs, the highest amongst metro cities. Among the key sectors in the city, Accounting saw an increase of 7% over same period last year. Other sectors which...
Kolkata, 23 Sep 2016/--/GoAir announced the commencement of additional flights and feeder connections to deal with the growing demand for flights into Kolkata and Bagdogra during the busy Durga Puja period. The...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 23 Sep 2016/--/A day after Fed-fuelled rally, stocks slipped back into the red on Friday with the Sensex falling 105 points to 28,668.22, dragged down by investors booking profit in recent gainers, like banking stocks, amid weak global cues. However, for the week, equities posted their...

Political Delicacies

18 Sep 2016/--/Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is most likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Rai Bareily in 2019 in place of her mother and  the Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Sonia will relinquish b...
11 Sep 2016/--/The refusal of the Kashmiri separatists leaders to meet the team of opposition leaders has made the parties extremely jittery and worried. It is being seen as a change in the mind set o...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 23 Sep 2016/--/Siliguri mayor Ashok Bhattacharya on Friday sent a letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee asking for her intervention in Thursday's rape and murder of a tribal girl. "Women in the state are...
MALDA, 23 Sep 2016/--/When defection of elected representatives of people from the opposition parties to Trinamool Congress has become the recent phenomenon in state politics, an unexpectedly reverse defection while...
SILIGURI, 23 Sep 2016/--/Organisers of the World Tourism Day Festival 2016, in association with Siliguri Times, will present the Sikkim Express Tourism Award 2016 for the first time to four 'Best Agro Tourism...

Echo World

New York, 12 Sep 2016/--/Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia after she fell ill during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here, forcing her to...
Riyadh, 12 Sep 2016/--/The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen says Saudi air defence forces have shot down a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom from Yemen. A statement issued by the coalition says the missile...

Reflex Action

23 Sep 2016/--/Last week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have set a truly rare example by returning hundreds of acres of illegally acquired agricultural land in Singur by the previous Left Front government for Tata Motors to the farmers in a quickest possible move within days of the...

Editorial

23 Sep 2016/--/The tension between two nuclear power neighbours, India and Pakistan, has escalated to a dangerous level following the fidayeen attack at an army base at Uri in Kashmir. Now there is an open talk of conducting ‘surgical strikes’ on Pakistan, like destroying the terrorist camps on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC). New Delhi is trying to isolate Pakistan internationally at...